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Test Code EBABG Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) VCA IgG Antibody

Additional Codes


Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate cells after clot formation and within 4 hours of collection.  

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Not defined

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Frozen: > 48 hours

Reference Range


Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, QNS, severely hemolyzed samples and any sample from which the lipid layer has not been removed.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Report Available

1 day

Method Name

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)